Car Wars Sixth Edition by Steve Jackson Games

Created by Steve Jackson Games

The original game of autoduelling returns! Jump into Car Wars Sixth Edition now! Features: * Custom plastic miniatures * Redesigned combat system * Individual player dashboards * Hundreds of ways to customize your car!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Car Wars Vehicle Guide Add-On Unlocked
over 1 year ago – Wed, Jan 01, 2020 at 12:58:43 AM

The fall of the $560,000 stretch goal means that you have unlocked the Car Wars Vehicle Guide add-on. This optional Car Wars expansion (which is not required to play the game) provides world background and game card lists for a dozen different Car Wars Sixth Edition miniatures. For those of you who want more than the ten ready-to-play cars designs that are included in the core game, this expansion is a perfect addition to your collection.

The book has not yet been designed, though Sam and I did take time to look over the concept and determine how we want to proceed. The current plan is for each car to receive a double-page spread featuring artwork, a photo of a painted miniature, setting info, and two card lists/variants: One for low-point games and one for high-point games. The book will not include any new cards.

To add the Car Wars Vehicle Guide to your rewards package, increase your pledge by $15. Later, during the BackerKit survey phase, you will make your exact add-on selections and let us know which extra items you want to include in your rewards.

- Phil Reed

Add-on item only. Not included in any specific reward level.

Uncle Al's New Year's Special!
over 1 year ago – Wed, Jan 01, 2020 at 12:58:37 AM

NOTE: If you're at the $139 or the $145 reward level, you can skip this special offer from Uncle Al.

Uncle Al is ready for the New Year with a special offer: The $146 reward level is for those of you who missed out on the Black Friday reward and are looking for a lot of goodies at an incredible price. This is the basic $140 reward + the Black Friday bonus item (Uncle Al's Upgrade Pack) and is for everyone at the $74, $75, and $140 reward levels who have asked: How can I get the Black Friday bonus?

Hurry, gang! This offer expires on January 2 at 5 pm central. 

- Phil Reed

$555,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked!
over 1 year ago – Mon, Dec 30, 2019 at 12:38:45 AM

Another stretch goal down, gang! This time, you've added new cards to both Miniatures Set 3 and Miniatures Set 4. Please remember that Miniatures Set 3 was unlocked and added to the Double Ace stretch rewards; Miniatures Set 4 is an add-on item only and can be included in your rewards by increasing your pledge by $40. In BackerKit, once we send out the surveys, you'll note exactly which extra items you're adding to your rewards package.

Included at no extra charge in the Double Ace stretch goal reward.

As you can tell by these upgraded add-on graphics, the $555,000 unlock added a new weapon to each of Miniatures Set 3 and Miniatures Set 4. As always, unlocked cards = new cards for each of the four player color decks. In this case, Set 3 now has eight copies of the Hammerhead (a 6 cost blast weapon) and Set 4 now has eight copies of the Quad Laser (a 7 cost laser). These are big, powerful weapons that will be a great option when designing high Build Point cars.

Add-on item only. Not included in any specific reward level.

If you have any questions about the project, please ask in the comments and we'll answer as best we can. Thank you, everyone, for being here and showing your support for the new Car Wars game. We're down to a little over a week before the project closes, so now is the time to spread word of the game at your favorite forums and blogs. Let's see how much we can unlock before the timer runs out! 

- Phil Reed

New Stretch Goals!
over 1 year ago – Sun, Dec 29, 2019 at 12:15:32 AM

Now that you've shattered the $550,000 stretch goal, we've revealed a new batch that takes us all the way to $595,000. Can we unlock all of these new Car Wars Sixth Edition stretch goals before the campaign reaches the 48-hour mark? That's one week from today!

  • $555,000 - Improved - +8 cards added to Miniatures Set 3 and +8 cards added to Miniatures Set 4.
  • $560,000 - Add-On - Car Wars Vehicle Guide add-on! Includes world and game info for a dozen different cars.
  • $565,000 - Improved - +8 cards added to Miniatures Set 1 and +8 cards added to Miniatures Set 2.
  • $570,000 - Improved - +8 cards added to Miniatures Set 3 and +8 cards added to Miniatures Set 4.
  • $575,000 - Improved - +4 cars added to the Car Wars Vehicle Guide.
  • $580,000 - Improved - +1 miniature added to Miniatures Set 1.
  • $585,000 - Improved - +1 miniature added to Miniatures Set 2.
  • $590,000 - Improved - +1 miniature added to Miniatures Set 3.
  • $595,000 - Improved - +1 miniature added to Miniatures Set 4.

Add-On Now vs Add-On in BackerKit?

A common question during this project has been: Should I increase my pledge today for the add-ons that I'd like to include in my rewards (such as Miniatures Set 2, the shirts, and extra dice), or is it best to wait and add funds during the BackerKit phase? 

The answer is that it is completely your choice. Many choose to increase their pledge now, during the Kickstarter funding stage, to push us closer to unlocking stretch goals. You may absolutely do this, yes, or you may prefer to wait for BackerKit where their tools make the math a little easier on you. 

Regardless of which approach you take, if you complete your survey by the deadline date (which we will announce when BackerKit opens), then you'll be guaranteed your reward choices.

- Phil Reed

Road Tiles Upgrade!
over 1 year ago – Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 11:24:12 PM

The $545,000 stretch goal has been unlocked, adding one turning key to the Car Wars Road Tiles expansion. If you've not taken a close look at the Road Tiles expansion, please see this BoardGameGeek blog post that shows some of the hand-crafted test tiles. 

For those of you looking to run highway duels, the Road Tiles may be placed all at once to construct a long playspace or, if you wish, used in a rolling roads model where only two or three tiles are used at a time; as the lead car leaves the last revealed board, draw another one randomly from the stack and connect it. At the same time, remove the tile at the end of the sequence. (For brutal play, remove any miniatures that are on the discarded tile from the game because they've fallen behind and they're out of the competition.)

The set includes 18 double-sided tiles. To build very large playscapes, add a second copy of the Road Tiles expansion to your rewards and astound your friends as you combine two sets to build a massive battlefield.

- Phil Reed